Day 1: Kentucky Leads Big Blue Crush By Slim Margin

Reported by: Tom Kenny
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 11/13/2012 11:53 pm

The cold Kentucky rain didn’t stop Solid Blue fans from bleeding blue on the first day of the 25th annual Big Blue Crush, but fans don’t lead by much. Tennessee trails by only 4, 539 to 535.

Big Blue Crush, which pits Kentucky fans against Tennessee fans, runs through Friday, November 16th.

Donors will receive a short-sleeve, black, commemorative Big Blue Crush T-shirt, a coupon for a free McDonald’s McCafe’ beverage, a Bleed Blue wristband and a chance to win daily prizes. On Tuesday, one lucky donor will also win a popcorn machine that will come in handy when watching ballgames this winter.

“This is too close for comfort. In 25 years, this is the closest score after Day One that I’ve ever seen,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.

KBC has donor centers in Lexington, Pikeville and Somerset, and the city leaders in all three communities have proclaimed November 12-16 as Big Blue Crush Week. KBC donor centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. all week.

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) donors have claimed the Crush trophy the past two years, but Tennessee leads the competition 12 to 11 with 1 tie. Last year more than 3,200 Kentucky donors gave blood. This year, KBC officials hope to see 3,500.

To schedule a donation or to find a donation location, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

Blood donors must have a photo I.D., be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

 

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Hustonville Woman Killed In Collision With Log Truck
State Police said Amanda Griffin, 21, of Hustonville, was killed when the car she was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a log truck on KY 906 near Liberty Wednesday afternoon. KSP said Griffin was not wearing a seat belt.
UPDATE: Police Say One Driver Did Not Survive Collision On U.S. 60
Police said one person died after a collision Thursday at U.S. 60 and Paddock Drive. Video Video
Injury Accident Reported in Versailles
ABC 36 has learned that an injury accident has shut down traffic at one of Versailles' main intersections.
Kentucky gets driver's license extension
Kentuckians don't have to worry about their driver's licenses for another year.
Richmond Woman Accused Of Stealing From Clothing Store Where She Worked
Richmond Police said Tanya Horn, 33, of Richmond, stole money and clothes over a two-year period from a childrens clothing store where she worked.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.